Daily Archives: September 16, 2019

Linda Gunter discusses Nuclear Waste dumping in Japan

TRT World Now

Published on Sep 10, 2019

The Heat: US-Russia nuclear tensions Pt 1

Published on Sep 16, 2019
Are we headed into a new nuclear arms race? We’ll discuss what happens now that the arms control treaty between the US and Russia is over. CGTN’s John Gilmore reports.

The Heat: US-Russia nuclear tensions Pt 2

Published on Sep 16, 2019
For a more in-depth discussion, tonight’s panel includes Thomas Countryman , chair of the Arms Control Association and former U.S. acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security; Dmitry Babich, a journalist and a Russian political analyst; Victor Gao, a Chinese international relations expert and commentator and Jean-Bernard Cadier, a Washington correspondent for the French Network, BFMTV.

Checking In on the Great Lakes

Published on Sep 16, 2019
For more than a century, Canada and the United States have worked together through the International Joint Commission (IJC) to protect one of North America’s most valuable resources, the Great Lakes. In 2016, the IJC introduced a new plan to regulate water levels in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, which residents say has led to widespread flooding. Pierre Béland, IJC’s Canadian chair and commissioner, joins The Agenda to discuss those concerns and other issues facing the Great Lakes.

Great Lakes, Great Problems

Published on Sep 16, 2019
Dozens of residents in Chatham-Kent are cleaning up after high winds and high waters caused catastrophic flooding and destroyed homes. The overflowing lakes, and the damage caused by them, are just one of the issues facing the world’s largest bodies of freshwater. The Agenda takes stock of the problems and why a new report is calling on the federal government for a $1 billion investment over the next decade to fix them.

Should I Be Concerned About Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria From Fish Farms, Shrimp, Salmon, Pigs

Published on Sep 16, 2019
Should I Be Concerned About Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria From Fish Farms, Shrimp, Salmon, Pigs, Cows, Chicken?

What are Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Why Should you Care?

David Wallinga, the Food Dr., is a physician who’s spent his career advocating for environments and food supplies that support Americans’ health, rather than eroding them. He’s here today to talk about what most experts agree is one of today’s greatest threats to American’s health – the worsening epidemic of drug-resistant superbugs, and how the senseless overuse of precious antibiotics in producing conventional meats are helping render those antibiotics ineffective for you, your grandkids and for generations to come.

It’s in Our Genes | (Science documentary) DW Documentary

Published on Sep 16, 2019
Some diseases wait like ticking time bombs in our genes or genetic blueprints. Gene mutations might mean that we have a greater risk of getting Alzheimer’s or cancer, for instance. But how do we cope psychologically with this knowledge about our genes? And do we really have no control over this ‘master plan’?

We live in an age in which gene tests are becoming cheaper and more widespread and scientists are discovering more and more risk factors. But do we always want to know what fate might befall us? We meet Jana whose fate seems to be sealed because she has a rare inherited disorder, cerebellar degeneration. Doctors hold out little hope. Yet Jana has surprised everyone with her will to live. Katrin also knows that she has a potentially fatal genetic disorder. She was 35 when she detected a lump in her breast. She subsequently discovered that she has a gene mutation that greatly increases her risk of getting cancer. But Katrin refuses to let her life be ruled by statistics. Stefan doesn’t know anything about his genetic baggage yet. The architect is allowing researchers to analyze his own genetic building blocks, his DNA, as part of Germany’s biggest health study. The aim of the project is to identify genetic risk factors in our genome together with lifestyle risks and help to prevent disease before it happens. But don’t studies like these carry their own dangers?